Mystic Marathon

Arcade Video game published 40 years ago by Williams Electronics, Inc.

Listed in MAME

Mystic Marathon screenshot

Mystic Marathon © 1984 Williams.

The object of Mystic Marathon is to guide an elvish looking goblin in some sort of overland race. In most arcade games if you made a mistake you would lose a life, but in Mystic Marathon making a mistake, any mistake, simply meant it was impossible to win the race. Bump into something, oops, can't win. Choose the wrong path, can't win. Press jump at the wrong time, can't win.


Williams released Mystic Marathon as a conversion kit only. This was a cabinet specific conversion kit, as it came with a new control panel and other components that were sized to fit Williams cabinets only.

Main CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 1 Mhz)
Sound CPU : M6808 (@ 1 Mhz)
Sound Chips : DAC

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 276 x 240 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 2 x 16 color palettes

Players : 1
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 1


Mystic Marathon was released in March 1984.

Clay Bostick holds the official record for this game with 4,000,000 points.


Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.